Professor Anil Kumar is best known all over the world as the translator of Sri Sathya Sai’s discourses from Telugu to English. Professor Anil Kumar is also known all over the world as the author of many books on Sai Baba’s message, mission and teachings for leading an ideal human life. Currently his publications include 20 books in English and 6 in Telugu language. Prof Anil Kumar Kamaraju made a visit to Goa on the 19th and 20th Dec to deliver talks.
The first talk was organised at the Salgaonkar Law college hall on 19th at 4.00 pm. It was organised by the Andhra Sangam, Panaji for telugu speaking people of Goa. The talk was titled ‘A tribute to the legacy of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Over 200 people attended the talk. The talk elucidated the contribution of Sri Sathya Sai Baba to the telugu culture.
The second talk on 19th Dec was at the Institute Menezes Braganza hall, panaji at 6.45 pm titled ‘A tribute to the legacy of Sri Sathya Sai Baba’. Over 400 people attended the programme. Lamp lighting was done by Honourable Chief Minister of Goa Shri Manohar Parrikar , Advocate General of Goa Shri Atmaram Nadkarni and Shri Ramesh Sawant, State President of Sri Sathya Sai Seva organisation(SSSSO), Maharashtra & Goa. Shri Prakash Dharwatker, District President (SSSSO)welcomed and introduced the dignitaries. Shri Ramesh Sawant outlined the mission of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Prof Anil Kumar in his talk explained in simple terms ‘Spirituality’ as stated by Sri Sathya Sai Baba. He further exhorted that ‘we should live our lives and not lead our lives’ meaning that we should enjoy every moment of our life by living in the present moment and not being depressed by the past or worried of future as the present moment is divinity and god himself.
On 20th Morning a unique ‘Walk the Talk with Prof Anil Kumar’ on the sands of Miramar beach the audience could get close and personal to the Prof. and got their spiritual queries clarified. Prof Anil Kumar extolled the people of Goa for their quest of spiritual knowledge.
In the evening of 20th December a talk ‘A tribute to the legacy of Sri Sathya Sai Baba’ was organised at the Ravindra Bhavan at 6.45 pm which was attended by over 350 people. The programme commenced with the singing of soul stirring bhajans and lighting of lamp by Shri Damu Naik, Chairman of Ravindra Bhavan, Shri Chandan Naik, Vice Chairman of Ravindra Bhavan, Shri Narendra Sawaiker, Law Commision of Goa and Shri Ramesh Sawant, State President of Sri Sathya Sai Seva organisation(SSSSO), Maharashtra & Goa. Prof Anil Kumar in his talk talked about the selfless service rendered by Sathya Sai Baba in the form of Super Speciality hospitals in Bangalore and Prasanthi Nilayam(AP) offering highest medical care completely free of cost. He also mentioned about the Sathya Sai University offering education free of cost from K.G to P.G. and about the drinking water project in Andhra Pradesh which has bought drinking water to the thousands of villages there. He also mentioned the teachings ‘Start the day with love, fill the day with love and end the day with love’ and See good, Do good and Be Good’ and explained the concepts with practical examples.
On 21st Morning at 7.00 AM Prof Anil Kumar conducted a satsang on the sands of Colva beach for the devotees of Sai Baba. Interspersed with fast paced Bhajans, Prof Anil Kumar shared some miracles of SathyaSai Baba. Curious foreign tourists also joined the bhajans as they found the bhajans to be ‘rhythmic and soul touching’. He also mentioned that the Chief minister of Goa Shri Manohar Parrikar was one of the most youngest and dynamic Chief Ministers of India and congratulated him for the good work that he has undertaken in Goa. He also thanked the goan people for all the fantastic hospitality accorded to him.